In this music-focused issue of TidBITS, we cover Apple’s long-awaited update to the iPod touch and the recolored versions of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. For those puzzled by the latest version of iTunes and Apple Music, we’re pleased to announce Kirk McElhearn’s new “Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ,” which answers all your questions. To round out our music coverage, the TidBITS crew shares five more Apple Music tips. Changing gears, Adam Engst unveils the new Take Control Web site and Josh Centers uses the recent Comcast outages as an excuse to explain what to do when your Internet connection goes south. Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan 4.3, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.6, and Office 2016 for Mac.
If you have questions about Apple Music, or about iTunes 12 in general, check out Kirk McElhearn’s just-published “Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.”
After nearly three years, Apple has updated the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle. The iPod touch receives updated innards and six new colors, plus a 128 GB model, whereas the iPod nano and iPod shuffle remain unchanged other than the new colors.
Comcast Internet customers seem to be experiencing more service interruptions than usual. Josh Centers investigates to try to find out why, and offers some troubleshooting tips for your Internet connection.
We have more Apple Music tips to share: how to create and share playlists, sorting out Apple Music tracks from the rest of your collection, catching up on Beats 1 shows, using Apple Music songs for alarms, and playing sound effects with Siri.
At long last, we’ve rolled out a major redesign of the Take Control Web site. Adam Engst explains why it took so long, what was involved, and what’s new.
Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan 4.3, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.6, and Office 2016 for Mac.
In our latest ExtraBITS link collection, Glenn Fleishman explains OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection feature, Neil Young says he’ll remove his songs from streaming music services, President Obama unveils broadband for low-income households, and TiVo adds AirPlay support to its iOS app.